Monday, June 25, 2012

Out of the Box

Good morning, Friends! Wow! I can't believe that we are at the last week of June! The summer is really flying by! Well, the tournament didn't end well for us. We lost our first game on Sunday. The boys played very well but there were a few things that just didn't go our way. But that's the game of baseball. I guess I wasn't too upset because we could get in our nice air conditioned car and drive home to our air conditioned house and take a nap - lol!! It is just so HOT around here! Yikes!!!

Today's card was inspired from the Hero Arts blog. Of course I changed the card to use Stampin' Up! product. She called it "out-of-the-box". Great name, eh!! So I gave it a try. It is pretty simple to do. I stamped the tree from Thoughts & Prayers in Basic Black onto a piece of Crumb Cake. Then I took my exacto knife and a straight edge to cut the left hand side of my card. I was extra careful to not cut the tree limb off. For that part, I used my scissors to cut out the tree branch. Then I used my trimmer to cut the other three sides of my card to the desired size. I stamped the sentiment in Basic Black. Then I took a strip of Basic Black and adhered it to the right side of a Crumb Cake card. The stamped panel is popped up onto the card. For my final touch, I took some Raspberry Ripple card stock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Beautiful Wings embosslit and added a rhinestone. Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Thoughts & Prayers; Paper- Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Raspberry Ripple; Ink- Basic Black; Accessories- Beautiful Wings embosslit, rhinestone, dimensionals


  1. Wow Deb! This is so peaceful and graceful with the cut edge. I love the simplicity and symbolized hope and grace with a tiny butterfly. Awesome card!

  2. This is gorgeous! Love the detailed cutting on the tree branch and elegant CAS layout! Perfect for a sympathy card!

  3. Wow you are really on a roll, card after card. Each one just as beautiful!